Remember when we used to get in trouble for chewing gum in the classroom? Remember when it was considered to be a bad habit and fell under the category of “candy?” Fast forward to tbis year and chewing gum has come a long way. In fact, it’s been around for a very long time! Early… Continue reading Chewing Gum and Oral Health
Your Smile is important and the health of your teeth has an impact on your overall health. But what if your teeth feel and look great to you? Many people still believe that unless they are experiencing pain or have broken a tooth, it's not necessary to see a dentist for regular examinations, but in… Continue reading How often should you go to the dentist?
We are seeing a growing number of patients that are experiencing dryness of their mouths and a number of dental issues associated with this dryness. Xerostomia is the clinical term for this condition and some dryness of the mouth can be so severe that it is not just uncomfortable, but it can become very painful. Additionally, there are times when the… Continue reading Medications and YOUR SMILE
Having nice straight teeth with an ideal bite makes for a beautiful smile. However, if they are marred with these permanent white spots or riddled with cavities it can affect your smile for years to come, so you’ve really just traded one dental problem for another.
The Nerve of this Tooth!!! Most people know that root canal treatment involves treating the "nerve" centre of the tooth, so it is understandable when patients are surprised to feel post treatment sensations after a root canal. They are also surprised, however, to learn that, although root canal treatment (endodontics) is time-consuming, it is no… Continue reading Does pain go away after a root canal?
The Tooth Sleuth... Why does tooth decay suddenly begin in patients who have had no history of multiple cavities? This is actually a common question that is not generally an age-specific misfortune as much as it tends to be a lifestyle occurrence. It is understandable why someone becomes frustrated and very concerned about the… Continue reading The Sudden Appearance of Cavities
Making a list and checking it twice? This is the time of year that we begin turning our attention away from the lazy hazy days of summer and back towards the upcoming new school year. Getting back into routine in terms of sleeping, eating and grooming is the perfect time to remind your children about… Continue reading Back to School Dental Care